Post Tagged with: "activism"

LISBON: Relationships Define GU Experience

LISBON: Relationships Define GU Experience

Many reflections I have heard during my time at Georgetown University have been the same. They focus on moments of intensity, turning points, specific achievements or failures that mark a rare or momentous occasion. It is easy to turn to these consequential moments as a metaphor for an entire experience.[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Include Disability in Policy Reform

LANDRE: Include Disability in Policy Reform

American voters see health care as the most important issue facing our country today, according to November’s exit polls. In response, Democratic presidential candidates have promoted versions of Medicare for All and universal health care which, they say, will fix our broken system. Behind the promises, though, is the possibility[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | In an event titled "Intersectional Feminism in Congress," Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) said she was concerned about the fate of Native American communities in America.

Indigenous Legislator Advocates for Minority Political Activism

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) urged indigenous women to advocate for the issues affecting their communities in political dialogue Tuesday. The experiences of indigenous women give them a greater capacity to respect cultural pluralism and multilingualism, according to Haaland, one of the first two Native American women to serve in the[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality TV star, gave the keynote address at the 2019 BRAVE Summit on March 16.

Annual BRAVE Summit Promotes Black Female Activism

The fourth annual BRAVE Summit, a day-long conference dedicated to black female empowerment, highlighted the role of activism in daily life March 16. The keynote address was delivered by Yandy Smith, criminal justice reform activist and reality star from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” who said activism and[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Sustain Activism for Survivors

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. For many on our campus, particularly survivors of interpersonal violence, the fall 2018 semester was emotionally exhausting. Highly publicized allegations of sexual assault pervaded our communities, both on and off[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion
BIGGIO: Valuing Unproductive Anger

BIGGIO: Valuing Unproductive Anger

At age 11, the joy I would have felt as I debuted my new jacket to my fifth-grade class was overshadowed by my private knowledge of its dishonorable provenance: my local Goodwill. Back then, shame silenced me. I resented that my family’s financial situation precluded me from the musky aisles[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MARIA & ALBERTO DE LA CRUZ GALLERY

GU Hosts Lecture on Crossroads of Arts, Activism

Surrounded by the work of Glenn Ligon, a prominent artist addressing social justice issues, Jennifer DeVere Brody explored the intersection between activism and racial justice through art in a lecture called “Free Form: Art, Activism and Racial Justice” at Georgetown’s Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery on Monday.[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Keenan Samway/The Hoya

An Act of Resistance, Diamanté Fashion Show Celebrates Diversity and Defiance

Hums of anticipation turned to silence as a captivating vocal recording of 20th-century film star Charlie Chaplin boomed across the McDonough Arena the evening of Saturday, Nov. 10, as the Diamanté Fashion Show began. “To those who can hear me, I say — do not despair. The misery that is[Read More…]

by November 20, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide

VIEWPOINT: Activism Beyond Elections

Last Tuesday, Georgetown University hosted Election Day programming that revealed strong political energy on campus. However, a student body that touts its political engagement should demonstrate this energy more often — and in a more impactful manner. At the watch party hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GU PRIDE

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: LGBTQ Activists Fight for University Recognition

In September 2007, a Georgetown University student was attacked by a group of men, including another Georgetown student, according to The Hoya and The Washington Examiner. The attackers yelled homophobic slurs at the victim, who suffered cuts, bruises and a broken thumb. The incident was just one example in a[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide